Ineos targeted several Premier League clubs before buying Nice in Ligue 1

9 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Chelsea's Kurt Zouma during the 2-2 tie between Chelsea FC and Sheffield United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on August 31.

Ineos looked at a lot of clubs in the Premier League before buying Nice last month.

The high valuation of the Premier League clubs made it difficult for Ineos to rationalise a purchase of an English club.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

Before Ineos bought OGC Nice in the French Ligue 1 last month, the company looked at "a lot of clubs" in the Premier League.

Chelsea and Newcastle were among the clubs considered by Ineos, the head of the company's football division, Bob Ratcliffe, told BBC Radio Five according to the Daily Mail.

We spent quite a lot of time looking at Premier League clubs

"We spent quite a lot of time looking at Premier League clubs," Bob Ratcliffe, the brother of billionaire and Ineos founder Jim Ratcliffe, said.

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